• "Americans Elect" May Upend the Presidential Election

    by Robert Brent Toplin

    We don’t hear much in the news media about a third choice for voters in the 2012 presidential election. Commentators devote almost exclusive attention on the race between Democrat Barack Obama and a yet-to-be-determined Republican. But a new Internet-based organization may change that situation. It aims to challenge the two-party structure of Washington politics. Americans Elect is gathering millions of signatures in an effort to place its candidates in the presidential debates and secure their names on ballots in all 50 states.Americans Elect could affect the 2012 election outcome. Its candidates are unlikely to win the White House, but the organization’s campaign may skew the November voting. Its participation could benefit one of the major political parties.

  • HNN News Headlines

    HNN features news headlines about both history and historians. Sign up for daily updates.

  • This Week Incarcerated:David Irving: Denied bail in Austria.International Herald Tribune, Europe, (11-25-2005) David Irving arrested in Austria for denying the existence of the Holoca